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Best Deal on a Whole Roast Pig?

8Gr8N8 Dec 8, 2011 03:22 PM

Ok Hounds, here a doozy!

We're having a beach BBQ on Saturday with around 25 people. It's been my dream to dine on a whole roast pig with an apple in its mouth ever since I was a child reading Asterix comics.

I live near South Pasadena and the party is in Santa Monica. Any suggestions for a restaurant which can fill this order at a reasonable price?

Thanks guys!

  1. c
    Clinton Dec 8, 2011 04:08 PM

    Have seen it advertised for a whole suckling pig for $135 at Ocean Star Restaurant on Atlantic near Garvey. Just a thought...might be cheaper elsewhere?

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    1. re: Clinton
      8Gr8N8 Dec 8, 2011 08:24 PM

      Thank you both. Clinton, do you have any idea where you saw that advertised? I called them and they quoted me $145 for a 15 pound pig about two feet long. I could even go for a raw pig if the price is right!

      1. re: 8Gr8N8
        Clinton Dec 16, 2011 05:52 PM

        Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Glad you all had a good time. That's all that counts anyway? I saw a large banner at the restaurant when we walked in the front door a few months ago for a funeral banquet. Might have been a special promotion at the time though? All I remember was that it was really really good with the crispy skin with the hoisin and soft white bun which came with the dish. Wouldn't mind having that again.

    2. g
      Galen Dec 8, 2011 07:45 PM

      BBQ Unlimited on Sherman Way in N. Hollywood sell whole barbecue pigs.

      1. carln Dec 8, 2011 10:35 PM

        Eva's Lechon makes a mean pig. I highly recommend it.

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          luckattack Dec 9, 2011 10:51 AM

          It might be cheaper one block away from Ocean Star, at Yum Cha Cafe.

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          1. re: luckattack
            8Gr8N8 Dec 14, 2011 05:55 PM

            I didn't price Yum Cha, but Eva Lechon quoted a starting price of $200. After calling around a bunch of places, II ended up getting a 25lb pig from CBS on N Spring for $151. And a grand time was had by all!

            1. re: 8Gr8N8
              selfportrait93 Dec 15, 2011 04:32 PM

              You have two different types of roast pigs in Eva's (Filipino) and CBS(Cantonese). Personally, I prefer the Filipino lechon with its smooth glasslike crunchy skin. That said, the bottom line is ..... as long as everyone's happy and satisfied, it doesn't matter which pig you buy.

          2. scottca075 Dec 14, 2011 06:43 PM

            What about Versailles in Culver City?

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              rambob Dec 16, 2011 07:50 PM

              check out SAM WOO BB Q they have a number locations. call

              1. flylice2x Dec 17, 2011 03:17 AM

                Kings Hawaiian Restaurant and Bakery in Torrance on Sepulveda will do one for you. Can't remeber the cost as it was several yeara ago when I had this done and the price didn't matter to me. It was at least 20 lbs which fed 40 people with leftovers.

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